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Mary J. Blige To Receive Lifetime Achievement Honoree At BET Awards

Mary J. Blige is going to be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th annual BET Awards.

“With a career of landmark achievements, including eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a SAG nomination, Mary J. Blige has remained a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment, making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era,” the network said in a statement on Wednesday.

Blige is set to become the latest Lifetime Achievement honoree when the 2019 BET Awards are broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles June 23 at 8 p.m. ET.

Even before receiving this award, though, the legendary musician’s 2019 has already been a stacked one. Blige has her new Nas collab “Thriving” arriving in May, and she’s fresh off the critical and commercial success of her memorable turn in the Netflix adaptation of Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy, where Blige plays an assassin named Cha-Cha in the series, which was recently confirmed to be returning for a second season.

It’s pretty safe to say Mary J. Blige has achieved a lot in her lifetime, and there’s still a whole lot more to go.


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